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Old 01-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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The exterior of the Kansas City Public Library (photo 6):

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The piece is pejorative about goofy buildings, but I just plain love it. Gotta see it sometime.

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That's awesome. I'm in KC on occasion--now I have a place to visit next time.
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Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???
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Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???
Same here. Crap, more snow....
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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Same here. Crap, more snow....
Are you in the UK too? I'm *loving* the snow :-)
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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I was loving it right up till they sent the kids home from school! (And it made work mental yesterday. Ugh)
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Hmm, that's pretty cool. I'll have to go *check it out.*
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Some of those must be the super-large print editions, especially Fahrenheit 451.

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Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???
Same thing happening to me. I ended up just checking it out on google images.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #10
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Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???

Here it is.

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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I think the link doesn't work if you're outside the US. Doesn't work for me, either.

But it's really cool, and I wish it wasn't so far away from me!
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But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?
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The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo. Cool pics, though.
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That's awesome! =) The world's one big bookshelf. I like that Plato's The Republic is there along with Fahrenheit 451.
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Reminds me of Gumby and Pokey, walking out of a book...
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I love the library. That'd be so cool to see in person.

The article needed less snark.
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Why would someone who takes and pays off bets be interested in this?

Really, you should be aiming this thread toward bibliophiles, instead; they'd surely find it amusing.

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They done built it before that there book come out. I bet they ain't got nothin' by James Patterson, neither.

I would love to see what other volume spines they have on that building, though.

And it bugs me that the writer of that article included this building because it was considered 'weird' and somehow offensively impractical.

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Here it is.
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I second that motion.

Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).
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I second that motion.

Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).
Do you mean N Korea? I don't remember S Korea being in the lineup, (though I could be wrong.) Vietnam had a pretty meh tomb for Ho Chi Minh.

I liked the Dubai building.
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